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Groundwood Books

Short Stories for Little Monsters

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

For students in grades K - 3 | Published March 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781554988969

Cover of Short Stories for Little Monsters

Regular price $19.95 CAD

48 pages | 12 in × 9 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Short Stories for Little Monsters

Marie-Louise Gay

The internationally acclaimed author of the Stella and Sam series has created a collection of short, funny illustrated stories.

This hilarious collection of illustrated stories gives us a glimpse into the things children wonder about every day.

What do cats really see? What do trees talk about? Should you make funny faces on a windy day? Do worms rule the world? Do mothers always tell the truth? Do snails have nightmares?

These short stories are illustrated in vibrant watercolor and collage in cartoon style. They are rich in detail and tiny humorous subplots that will delight all little sharp-eyed monsters.

Key Text Features
humour
speech bubbles
panels

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.5
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General’s awards and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal. Visit Marie-Louise Gay's website: http://www.marielouisegay.com/ Visit Marie-Louise Gay's blog: http://marielouisegay.wordpress.com/

Awards and Praise
A whimsical, attractive, and unique book.
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature — Illustrated Books, 2017
  • Commended Bank Street College of Education Best Children‚Äôs Book of the Year, 2018
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books, 2017
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2017
  • Commended Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2017
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